I haven't welded for 10 years, and that was in high school so I was never real good at it, but I am borrowing a welder while my buddy deployed. It's a Chicago Electric 151 220v mig. I believe he said it had .035 wire in it. I just was messing around on a piece of scrap. Let me know how they look. I can't tell howmuch penetration there it. I welded two pieces together, and couldn't break them apart with a 3lb sledge, but the weld wasn't pretty Anyway here are my practice beads.